Check Out Bruins Goalie Tuukka Rask's New Mask Featuring Tom Brady

Boston Bruins goalie showed his respect for Patriots QB Tom Brady during the NHL Winter Classic.

Tuukka Rask's Tom Brady Mask

Tuukka Rask is a darn good athlete in his own right. The Boston Bruins goalie won the NHL's Vezina Trophy last season, an annual award given to the league's most outstanding goaltender, and he helped Boston capture the Stanley Cup in 2011. But his personal success certainly doesn't mean he's above admiring other professional athletes. Case in point? Rask's new mask.

Tuukka on his mask design: "We wanted to pay tribute to their success and some of their players" (@RobGronkowski) pic.twitter.com/3uO9UuKeoE

— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) December 31, 2015

Featuring the likes of Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Stephen Gostkowski and Julian Edelman, the mask pays tribute to the New England Patriots. The mask debuted in a fitting venue, as the Bruins played the Montreal Canadiens in Gillette Stadium on New Year's Day. Known as the NHL Winter Classic, it was the first hockey game ever played at the Patriots' home stadium.

Now I'm imagining Gronk on skates, and I'm equal parts entertained and terrified.

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